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Life Issues® Institute

Here's the most recent news and updates for this outstanding ministry!

Planned Parenthood Aftermath -- Act and Pray

  • Monday, July 20, 2015

I'm a mom of three and with two of them driving, a recent Bloomberg report struck a chord with me. 

The report notes that while teens don't always listen to parents, they watch them.  "A lot of parents don't understand that they're the No. 1 influence when it comes to teaching their teens how to drive," Kyle Donash, a spokesman for Allstate.

While I could certainly work on my parenting skills, I'm thankful that I've had taken opportunities to show my children the importance of refraining from such risky behavior while driving.

The recent ...

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#FathersDay

  • Monday, June 1, 2015

In Scripture the word "father" is found more than 1,100 times.  A father's involvement in the lives of his children is vitally important -- nearly every study conducted in the social sciences confirms what the Bible teaches . . . fathers matter.

I'm thankful to have many memories of my father -- some of which come vividly to mind when I hear certain songs like Nat King Cole's Stardust.

Whenever I hear this old standard, I'm 10 years old and back in the living room of the home I grew up in . . . sitting around the turntable and listening to LPs ...

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"Life Issues®" -- A Cheerleader for Moms!

  • Monday, May 4, 2015

It was a big week in our house as my first born graduated from college.  Talk about life milestones-- Saturday’s graduation ceremony was definitely that for us!

Among the crowd cheering for the 1100 graduates, there were many proud moms.  No doubt that in a  crowd that size, there were single, young, old and  adoptive moms . . . all united as proud moms doing what we do -- cheerleading for our children.

Leading up to Mother's Day this Sunday, Brad Mattes encourages listeners on "Life Issues®" to be a cheerleader for all moms ...

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Every Life Is Important in God's Eyes

  • Monday, April 6, 2015

We posted a question on the Ambassador Facebook page last week – "What are you most looking forward to this Easter?"   My answer: "Time with my family at church on Sunday morning focusing on the One life which saved mine."

And that is exactly what I most cherished about this past Easter Sunday as I sat in church with my children and our pastor shared about how the resurrection of Christ is the story of the Creator's victory over all evil and how it's His invitation to each of us to ...

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A Genuine American Hero

  • Tuesday, March 3, 2015

A hero is someone who understands the responsibility that comes with his freedom. - Bob Dylan

A hero is an ordinary individual who finds the strength to persevere and endure in spite of overwhelming obstacles. - Christopher Reeve

A hero is someone who has given his or her life to something bigger than oneself.-Joseph Campbell

On February 20, we lost a genuine American hero-and a dear friend to Ambassador.

A successful obstetrician, Dr. John C. Willke left private practice in 1988 to devote himself full-time to the pro-life movement.  His illustrious career included many years as President of the National Right ...

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Super Bowl Dad-Vertisements

  • Monday, February 2, 2015

"Dad-vertising" is what one writer coined for the Super Bowl ads whose focus was dads.  And though he confesses that the dad-vertisements will not make him want to go out and buy a brand new Nissan Maxima or Toyota Camry, he admitted that the commercials did strike a chord.

The ads highlighted the important, hands-on role that many involved fathers play in their kids' lives.  The sentimentality of kids calling for their dad and proud dads sending their daughters off as young women into the world . . . I could see how the ads would tug at a father's heart strings ...

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